One of the functions of the Word of God when it comes into us is that it penetrates very deep—like a sword through tough, hard layers—and makes judgments about what's there.
- John Piper
A SWORD TO CUT INTO OUR HEARTSHebrews 4:12
The fundamental purpose of God’s Word is to give us true self-knowledge; it is a real mirror, and when we look at ourselves properly in it we see ourselves as God wants us to see ourselves. The assumption behind this is that the purpose of God’s revelation is for us to become transformed, to become the people God wants us to be, but this is impossible until we see ourselves as we really are.
- Steve Evans
A MIRROR FOR TRUE SELF KNOWLEDGEJames 1:22-25
The murky, dirty, darkness of this fallen world keeps us without the ability to see the truth until the lamp shines. And the lamp that is the more sure word is the lamp of revelation. Beloved, we must know the Word of God.
- John MacArthur
A LAMP TO GUIDE OUR WAYPsalm 119:105
Jesus has made the Bible the storehouse of nourishing, living soul food for his saints. It is stocked full of promises, and he invites us to come eat our fill for free (Isaiah 55:1)!
- Jon Bloom
FOOD FOR OUR HUNGRY SOULSJohn 6:27-29
Authority of the Bible
Our claim is that God has revealed himself by speaking; that this divine (or God-breathed) speech has been written down and preserved in Scripture; and that Scripture is, in fact, God’s Word written, which therefore is true and reliable and has divine authority over men.